Despite vetoing approximately 50% of the bills placed before him to sign, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons is set to sign today Nevada Assembly Bill 380, which makes Nevada’s prostitution laws the strictest in the United States.
Las Vegas ranks second in the nation following Atlanta for having the most child prostitutes.
If a person is convicted of trafficking or pimping a minor between the ages of 14 and 18, they will be fined $100.000. And if the person is under 14, the fine is $500,000. The bill, which goes into effect on October 1, also allows for the freezing and forfeiture of assets.